Robert "Bob" Michael DeLaney

Jul 27, 1951 - Feb 24, 2019


Robert “Bob” Michael DeLaney, 67, of Citrus Heights, CA, passed away, Sunday morning, February 24, 2019 at his home.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 pm, Sunday, March 17th at East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Ln, Sacramento, CA, Mr. John McDonald will be officiating. Reception will follow at St. Francis reception hall at East Lawn.

Bob was born July 27, 1951 in Southern California to Murphy and Florence DeLaney. He graduated from Highlands High School in 1970. On October 3, 1969 he married Patricia Luella Davies in North Highlands. Bob was employed as a sales representative and retail manager in the Sacramento area. He was a very hard worker but always made sure to make time for his family. He retired 9 years prior to his passing. He loved spending time with his family by going to his grandchildren’s sporting events, talking sports and politics with his wife and children, and watching “cheesy flicks” at home or going to the movies with anyone in his family. He especially loved to travel by going on cruises, visiting family, and going to amusement parks. He spent most of his weekends watching movies and softball games or gardening in his yard.

Bob is survived by his wife, Patricia DeLaney and his 3 children, Brenda Carter of Moultrie, GA, Carla Barrow and her husband, Terry, of Mather, CA, and Gregory DeLaney and his wife, Jessica, of Show Low, AZ, sister Donna Rivera and brother John DeLaney and his wife Laurie, 7 grandchildren, Justin Carter and his wife Emma, Amanda Palacios and her husband Ricardo, Mason Carter, Jessilyn and Jaedyn Barrow, and Devlin and Dillon DeLaney, 5 great grandchildren, Tessa, Kaylee, Milanie, Ariana, and Skylar, aunts and uncles, and a niece and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Murphy and Florence DeLaney.


  • There is not just one memory I have of this wonderful man. My Grandpa was the most amazing man in the world. Every moment I spent with him was so precious and I will hold on to every moment I spent with him. Though my most favorite memory was when grandpa would take Justin and me to visit our Uncle Greg and Aunt Jessica when they lived in San Diego. Grandpa would wait till grandma fell asleep and would start speeding and hint to us not to say anything to grandma. Another great memory is all the times he would pick us up to take us to the movies and to eat. Even though during the movie he would fall asleep 😊 and we would look at him and laugh every time. At the end of the movie he would just look at us and would grin, because he knew we knew he had fallen asleep. His smile will live forever in my memory and I will forever cherish every conversation’s I had with him. I love you grandpa I miss you so much, I will miss your phone calls. Till I see you again, Rest in peace.

  • John Delaney says:

    Bob, you had a good heart, a caring spirit and a great sense of humor! You were a good son and a great brother. You were always interested in what I was up to and how the family is doing. You have a great many family members who speak so highly of you and are sad that you are not with us in body any longer. But, you will be with us in spirit until we meet again! Thanks for all the wonderful memories Bob, I’m thankful that I had a brother like you. John Delaney

  • Paul Soto says:

    I have so many good times with Bob he was my boss but most of all he was my friend and made me feel like part of his family. During one of our Minute Maid presentation Bob and I dressed up like the blues brothers and sang soul man. We were quite the duo since I am only 5ft tall. He was such a good man who really help grow not just professionally but personally.

  • Peggy Maffei says:

    Bob, you’ve been my brother-in-law for almost 50 years. Where did the years go? I know you’re in a better place, no more pills and needles. Your cheery attitude will be missed. Rest in peace, kiddo. Peggy

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